Brazilian LIterature and Culture

Alexandra Lane

portrait: Isaac Bleaman
Office Hours: 
by appointment
Education: 

M.A., Stanford University, Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Expected 2013

B.A.,Columbia University, English and Creative Writing, Graduated 2010

Language(s): 
Spanish

Sérgio Campos Gonçalves

portrait: Sylke Tempel
Contact: 

scg@stanford.edu

scg@franca.unesp.br

Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Stanford, CA 94305

Focal Group(s): 
Philosophy and Literature
Curriculum Vitae: 

Sérgio Campos Gonçalves is a former Substitute Professor and a PhD Candidate at São Paulo State University, Brazil.  His research on topics of theory of history, historiography and Brazilian history has been published in national and international journals and in book chapters. He is also the author of Collorgate: Mídia, Jornalismo e Sociedade nos Casos Watergate e Collor (2008) and a member of the Editorial Committee of História e Cultura (ISSN: 2238-6270). While at Stanford University, his stay is sponsored by the CAPES Program, a Brazilian government agency.

Education: 

2012-2013:  Visiting Researcher, Stanford University

2011- 2014: Cultural and Social History (PhD Candidate), Sao Paulo State University (UNESP-Franca)

2007-2009: Cultural and Social History (MS), Sao Paulo State University (UNESP-Franca)

2003-2006: History (BA), Sao Paulo State University (UNESP-Franca)

2003-2006: Communication/Journalism (BA), University of Ribeirao Preto (UNAERP)

Language(s): 
English
Language(s): 
Portuguese

Marília Librandi-Rocha

portrait: Marília Librandi-Rocha
Contact: 

Pigott Hall 218
650 725 9850
mariliar@stanford.edu

Office Hours: 
On sabbatical, AY 2013-14
Focal Group(s): 
Performance
Focal Group(s): 
Philosophy and Literature

Marília Librandi-Rocha teaches Brazilian and Latin American Literature and Cultures at Stanford.  

Her first book, Maranhão-Manhattan. Ensaios de Literatura Brasileira (2009) examines the defense of fiction in the works of Sousândrade, Murilo Mendes, Paulo Leminski, and João Guimarães Rosa, in contrast to historical narratives and in dialogue with literary critics, philosophers and anthropologists.

She is currently working in her next book-length project, Writing by Ear. Brazilian Modern Fiction and the Poetics of Listening: Machado de Assis, Ramos, Rosa and Lispector. Going beyond the oral/writing divide, the book re-describes fictional texts in relation to the sense of hearing, and point to the dominant issue of listening in Modern Brazilian prose as a contribution to the theory of the novel and the actual debates on cultural studies, cosmopolitanism and World/Planetary literature.

Her other project-in-progress, Margins of Literature, concerns the relationship between literature and ethnography, from Tristes Tropiques to the Guarani Kaiowá letter, and the actual poetics of co-translation in South America, given continuity to the relationship between literary theory and Amerindian perspectivism addressed in her first book, and to the issue of listening in writings and its relation to land and human rights.

Librandi-Rocha edited and introduced the book Poemas-Vida(2008), and co-edited three recent special issues - “Literatura e Juizo de Valor”(2011), “Literatura e Viagem” (2010), and “História do Livro e da Leitura” (2009) -  of Floema, a journal of Literary Theory and History edited in Brazil.

Her recent articles have appeared in Culture, Theory & Critique, Critical Studies in Improvisation, EllipsisMantis, and are forthcoming in Luso-Brazilian Review, Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea, and Letteratura D’América. A dossier on “Theories of the Contemporary in South America,” co-edited with Héctor Hoyos, is forthcoming at Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.

She serves as book review editor of ellipsis, journal of the American Portuguese Studies Association(Apsa).

For a selection of writings, please click on the following link: http://stanford.academia.edu/Mar%C3%ADliaLibrandiRocha

Education: 

2003: PhD, Universidade de São Paulo, Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

Language(s): 
Portuguese
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